It’s been more than two decades since the film Juice was released and in honor of the movie’s 25th anniversary, which marked Tupac Shakur’s acting debut, a new edition of the film with an alternate ending has been released.

In the theatrical version of Juice, the film ends with Shakur’s character, Bishop, fighting atop a roof with Q, played by Omar Epps. As the two go back and forth, Q pushes Bishop over the edge of the rooftop but manages to grab his hand and keep Bishop from falling. Q is able to hold on to Bishop but eventually loses his grip as Bishop falls to his death.

But in the alternate ending of the film, things go a little differently. With Bishop still hanging over the edge and Q holding on, the two hear police sirens in the background. Contemplating a life in prison, Bishop lets go of Q, choosing death over jail.

According to co-writer and director Ernest R. Dickerson, Bishop’s decision to die proved that he wasn’t a “punk.” Dickerson told Rolling Stone, “He hears the cops coming and he stops struggling… and he lets go. It was just an attitude that showed that Bishop wasn’t a punk. He was a force that really had to be reckoned with in the right way.”

The 25th anniversary edition of Juice is out now and also features new interviews with Dickerson, producer David Heyman and actors Khalil Kain, Jermaine Hopkins and Omar Epps. Check out the alternate ending of Juice below.


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